CEO Jamie Dimon To Give Luncheon Address at 2009 NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

Conference Runs May 31 – June 2, 2009 in NYC

NEW YORK, March 24, 2009 - Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 31st Annual NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Hosted by the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management and sponsored by the leading hospitality organizations, the conference is the premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind where global hotel CEOs, analysts, and other hospitality leaders gather to discuss the current state and future potential and major developments in the industry.  

Dimon will be introduced by conference chair Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels, at the luncheon taking place on June 1, 2009 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York.

“Jamie Dimon is one of the most respected and accomplished business leaders in the world, and – in a year of economic challenge as well as opportunity – we are honored that he will address the executive attendees of this year’s conference,” says Lalia Rach, divisional dean and HVS International Chair of the NYU Tisch Center. 

The conference chair and executive planning committee are developing an extraordinary program agenda for the industry’s extraordinary times. The conference features general sessions, workshops, and networking that provide insight, dialogue, and opportunity for those in the hotel investment and finance industry. Graduate and undergraduate students pursuing industry degrees at the NYU Tisch Center receive academic scholarships thanks to the generosity of conference patrons and sponsors.

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About the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
Now in its 31st year, the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference ( is hosted by NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. The foremost annual gathering of hospitality business leaders, the conference gives attendees the chance to network, gauge trends, attend workshops and seminars, and make deals in a dynamic setting. The conference program is currently being developed by the Executive Planning Committee, and more information will be available online in April 2009. To stay up-to-date with conference news and information, follow NYU on Twitter:

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